The word sonder has crossed my path a few times. It’s not an officially recognized word by Webster’s standards… yet. But you might say, ain’t it just… Read more “Made Up Words”
I recently reread Einsteins’ Dreams by Alan Lightman. I just can’t help but come back to it when I get to contemplating time and reality. It’s a fictional… Read more “Book Thoughts: Einstein’s Dreams”
Not too long ago I finished Michael Pollan’s How to Change your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.… Read more “Book Thoughts: How to Change Your Mind”
I don’t actually think it was that great of read. I read it because my dad liked it and said it would freak me out. And to… Read more “Book Thoughts: Next by Michael Crichton”
In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone. ~ Rollo… Read more “Quotes: Creativity in Solitude”
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that, you, too, can become great. ~ Mark Twain
The reality is that most of us grow up strapped in an educational system that favors obedience over independent thinking. We’re rewarded for trusting authority, and punished for challenging it. We focus on memorizing the stuff other people came up with – formulas in math, grammar rules in English, theories in physics, cell functions in biology – rather than grasping the logic behind our most important breakthroughs and tracing the footsteps of their discovery. We answer test questions with what we think our teacher wants to hear. We chase grades instead of knowledge. And worst of all, we leave the classroom woefully unequipped with the thinking skills that matter most: how to balance open-mindedness with skepticism, how to identify bias, and how to challenge assumptions – including our own – in a way that’s truly objective.
~ Denise Minger, From Death By Food Pyramid
I like being able to jump around and explore different topics depending on what I’m thinking about at the time.
Simply thinking about money made participants less likely to ask for help.
“So okay – there you are in your room with the shade down and the door shut and the plug pulled out of the base of the telephone. You’ve blown up your TV and committed yourself to a thousand words a day, come hell or high water. Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want. ”
~ Stephen King